Apply for an UN Volunteer in Coordination in New YorkVolunteering 17.02.2020
Deadline: 21 February 2020
Open to: for all
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities. In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.
The Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (OSGEY) plays a lead role in the UN’s efforts on youth development, focusing on raising international awareness of and bringing attention to youth issues and promoting youth rights and stronger youth participation in setting, implementing and evaluating the various development, peace and security, human rights and humanitarian frameworks.
Under the guidance of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the UN Youth volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
- As part of a team, the youth volunteer will support the preparation, coordination, implementation, monitoring of key initiatives in support of the implementation of the UN Youth Strategy focusing on participation, advocacy, partnerships, and coordination of youth work in the UN System.
- Support the organization of special events, conferences, workshops, and High-Level events, including by participating in relevant meetings with partners, assist in preparing concept & logistics notes, session scenarios, and other materials.
- Support the preparation of substantive materials across a range of issues through briefs, talking points, speeches, and provide a succinct analysis of key developments.
- Provide support to the project management of the Office including administrative tasks, associated with the Office’s key initiatives.
- Carry out research on selected aspects of programs, operations, and other activities, and contribute to data collection, analysis, and dissemination and supports knowledge sharing and management.
- Support partnership development and engagement around the key initiatives.
- Promote the integration of youth and youth volunteers in UN field operations across all UN pillars (development, peace and security, human rights, humanitarian), including in joint initiatives (e.g. in the framework of projects under the Peacebuilding Fund, the SDG Fund, the UNDP-DPPA Joint Programme, the Spotlight Initiative, etc.)
- Perform other duties as required
- A UN Volunteer receives a Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) per month and is paid at the end of each month to cover housing, utilities, transportation, communications, and other basic needs.
- UN Volunteers are provided a settling-in-grant (SIG) at the start of the assignment (if the volunteer did not reside in the duty station for at least 6 months prior to taking up the assignment) and also in the event of a permanent reassignment to another duty station.
- UNV provides life, health, permanent disability insurances as well as assignment travel, annual leave, full integration in the UN security framework (including residential security reimbursements).
- UN Volunteers are paid Daily Subsistence Allowance at the UN rate for official travels, flight tickets for the final repatriation travel (if applicable). A resettlement allowance is paid for satisfactory service at the end of the assignment.
- Recognized First Level University degree in business management, logistical management, general administration or a related field
- Fluency in English (both oral and written); excellent writing skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and positive working attitude
- Strong ability to multi-task and a drive for on-time delivery
- Relevant formal or informal experience coordinating events, projects and programs would be considered an asset.
- Previous formal or informal experience in general office support or related area would be highly regarded.
- Fluency in another official UN language, in addition to English, would be considered an asset
- Eligible candidates must be between 18 and 29 years of age throughout the duration of their service.